Small Business Susan

Web access to the 2k3 newsgroups is messed up

Welcome to Microsoft Discussion Groups:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/

To anyone trying to post to the 2k3 newsgroups today, I have to apologize.  The web interface is totally and utterly messed up to the point that when you click on any discussion group in there you get a Service temporarily unavailable:



So I’d recommend that for today that you not rely on the web interface and use the old, clunky, everyone obviously hates it because everyone keeps pronouncing it dead, NNTP.


news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs


It’s working.


The web isn’t.



2 comments ↓

  • #   Greg McConnel on 12.30.08 at 12:55 am     

    I switched to Windows Mail (the new Outlook Express) when these issues started. I don’t know why I ever started using the web based newsgroups in the first place. The email client is a much better way to read and post.


  • #   Robear Dyer, MS MVP on 12.30.08 at 8:43 am     

    Web-based access to MS Public Newsgroups died c. 18:00 UTC, 23 Dec-08; Web-based access returned c. 23:00 UTC, 29 Dec-08.

    Why has there been no public comment from MS about this to date?

    PS: “Old, clunky, everyone obviously hates it” describes the web-based access, not NNTP access IMHO.